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Today’s image comes from an area I haven’t really explored that much, the campus of Arizona State University. Which is pretty crazy considering I got my master’s degree from ASU. The problem lies in the fact that I never set foot on campus for a class. All of mine were done online or through a microwave link.
The building itself is Lattie F Coor Hall. It is home to several different areas of study. A brief overview of the building can be found here.
My schedule did not allow me to “explore” this gem at the time I shot it. I just happened to be in the area running errands and thought I would swing by and take a look. On top of that my 2 children were with me and heaven forbid dear old dad stop and take pictures of a stupid building. Bribery was called upon to soothe the savages so I could at least get a few brackets.
There are lots of unique features to this building, but what caught my eye was the reflection of the word Explore on the outside glass. A very nice touch by the architects. I kept the processing to a minimum with this image. The cobalt blue and glass etchings sort of took care of themselves. I did try a b&w look and decided color was better.
I’m looking forward to going back when I have more time and a better hour in the day (this was shot around 1pm, gasp, I know). Hopefully with a better sky than our traditional cloudless blue we have here in Arizona.
Until next time…
Processing info: shot with a Canon 40D, Tamron 17-35mm zoom, Lightroom 3, CS4, Photo Tools 2.6 and Photomatix 4